See also: age, âge, âgé, and äge

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -age, from Latin -aticum. Cognates include Spanish -aje and Italian -aggio.

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French -age.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-age

Creates nouns from verbs (lekkenlekkage) and from other nouns (tuigtuigage). It denotes

  1. action (kijvage, from kijven)
  2. collectivity (tuigage)
  3. result of an action (stellage)

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French -age, from Old French -age, from the Latin ending -aticum, greatly extended from words like rivage and voyage.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".
  2. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"
  3. (rare) Forming collective nouns.

See alsoEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Although the historical suffix has had many applications (e.g. family relationships, lcoations), it is now restricted primarily to the sense of "action of Xing", and many terms now have little to no connection with the most common uses. This is especially notable of those descended from actual Latin words in -aticus such as fromage and voyage.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

-age

  1. rōmaji reading of あげ

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -age, from Latin -āticum.

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. forms nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X"
  2. forms nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"

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DescendantsEdit


OccitanEdit

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. (Mistralian) Alternative form of -atge.

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin -āticum.

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. forms nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X"
  2. forms nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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